The benefits of herbal tea can not be overestimated.Many of the recommendations from the phytotherapeutists and herbalists to help you choose the tea for all occasions, as well as for the prevention and treatment of many diseases.But that tea was not only useful, but also beautiful and fragrant, it is necessary to brew properly.
Good brewed herbal tea is not only flavorful, but also has a beautiful color.If the reddish-brown and golden real tea gets its color due thearubigin and teoflavinam formed in the tea leaf during fermentation, to obtain beautiful color herbal tea, it is also necessary to ferment.Many medicinal plants respond well to fermentation and after the completion of the process give the herb tea, a beautiful golden-reddish color and a pleasant smell.
easiest way of fermentation can be used at home.To do this, you need to dry the raw materials to podvyalivaniya and then strongly to rub it between your palms (twist), then moisten and heat.It's enough to cover the grass moist gauze and hold
This method was used since ancient times in Russia, preparing the so-called "Koporye tea" from the willow-herb (fireweed).Moreover, "Koporye tea" was the only tea in Russia, and later it was used for the rigging of the expensive imported tea.
But saxifrage ferment is not necessary - it leaves undergo the fermentation process itself.In the Altai tea called Bergenia chagirskim tea.For chagirskogo blackened tea harvested last year, overwintered under snow Bergenia leaves.It is in these leaves contain the maximum amount of tannins, which give grassy astringent taste of tea and a nice rich color.
If you want to make herb tea, beautiful color, then add a collection of grass St. John's wort, oak bark, hawthorn or roots of Rhodiola rosea (golden root), levzei carthamoides (Maral root).
But picking herbal tea, do not forget about the taste of your tea.Tart or astringent bitter taste, mild or spicy taste - choose what you like best.If you like a slightly bitter, slightly astringent drink, you take charge of the composition of which plants containing essential oils:.. Oregano, thyme, mint, sage, lemon balm, birch leaves, yarrow, etc. softer and pronounced aroma will give tea suchcomponents such as the leaves of black currant, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, rowan, hazel, heather and grass herb St. John's wort.
plants, which contain essential oils that have their own unique smell.It is only necessary to make sure that the smell remained after treatment.And then - to make your own tea with a pleasant aroma and you brew.And, to add the grass with a pleasant bouquet of smells you can and regular tea.
sale many flavored teas, such as jasmine, mint, bergamot and so forth. But you can create your own bouquet of aromas that give more and wellness aromatherapy effect.
Knowing the basic principles of the tea composition, it is very important to choose the right combination of taste, color and smell of herbal tea, to some components do not prevail over the other, and the tea was harmonious, delicious and beautiful.
Having made herbal mixture, brew it in the same way as regular tea - about 1.5 teaspoons to 1 cup of water.Herbal store and use as an ordinary tea brew, that is, you can not leave the brewed mixture the next day, because it will lose its medicinal properties.And you can not store the dry mixture in an open dish - it is fed with foreign odors.